Student Artwork Opens Gallery Season
A diverse array of artwork by more than 30 students, not all of them
art majors, highlight the Annual Juried Student Art Show at Alma
The exhibit in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery on the Alma College campus includes paintings, sketches, photographs, sculpture, welded steel and more. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The show concludes with a gallery reception at 4 p.m. Oct. 2.
Along with the variety of mediums represented in the show, the subjects are just as varied. Some pieces work to capture the human emotion while others are abstract and still others are pieces of functional work.
Many of the specific pieces of art can be interpreted in different ways, says Robert Rozier, associate professor of art and design.
“Art is an expression of human idea, emotion or thought no different than writing, music or dance; it is trying to express something uniquely human,” says Rozier.
While each instructor in the art department has a specific style, students learn through collaboration and the meshing of teaching techniques, says Rozier.
“The bar has been raised, and students are realizing they can do more when they are pushed,” he says.
Students in the show are studying an assortment of disciplines and involved in several campus organizations. Many students also have more than one piece in the show.
Posted: Wed, September 10th, 2008 at 8:58AM